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Game #7 Preview: Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

[Note by ed., 11/08/08 2:25 PM CST  - Thanks to chgobr for tonight's game preview. What a game last night, huh? Bulls were able to force TOs and run like mad. It'll be interesting to see if it carries over, especially considering how they just played this Cavs team and looked completely different.]

If you want a great preview of the Cleveland Cavaliers read the excellent arjoseph's previous Cavalier Preview. 

Tonight is about winning two games in a row.  If my calculation is correct last year we won two games in a row only five times.  I do not think we won three games in a row all year. The five times we won two games in a row none of them involved winning two games against top teams.  Here are the five times we won two games in a row 2007-8. 

  1. 11/27, 12/1 Hawks Bobcats
  2. 12/5, 12/7 Bobcats Pistons
  3. 12/28, 12/30 Bucks, Knicks
  4. 3/4, 3/6 Griz and Cavs
  5. 4/14, 4/16 Bucks Raptors

Only the Cavs and Pistons could be considered good teams. If we win tonight it would be a really nice two game win streak against quality teams.  That being said I have seen our team shoot well, look good and win games only to look terrible the next game.  When we shoot well as we did last night 40-77 at 51.9% we look good.  Phoenix also seemed like they were in a fog.  I am in a "show-me" mood with the Bulls.

Cleveland is 4-2 and appears to be able to turn it on in the fourth quarter.  They scored 40 points in the fourth last night against Milwaukee.  Mo Williams is also becoming a factor scoring 21 points.  Cleveland is playing well having won three straight games.  Two in a row will not be easy.

Despite my skeptism there is a reason, a Rose, to keep me coming back for more.  We still have a way to go to jell as a unit.  I am hoping the Bulls figure our who they are and play better as the sum of their parts than indivudually. 

Two in a row 11/7 and 11/8 works for me!

TV/radio: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; CSN, WMVP-AM 1000.

Enemy infoMVN, Cleveland Cavaliers Blog, Cavaliers Corner  Fear the Sword

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